There is still a group that lots of Americans just don’t like much: atheists. Those who don’t believe in God are widely considered to be immoral, wicked and angry. … MORE http://www.washingtonpost.
The most recent study was conducted by the University of Minnesota, which found that atheists ranked lower than “Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in ‘sharing their vision of American society.’more: University of Minnesota Study on American Attitudes Towards Atheists
At-Tirmithi reported this Hadeeth in his Sunan, from Huthayfah that the Prophet said: ”Do not be a people without a will of your own, saying: if the people treat well, we will treat well; and if they do wrong, we will do wrong, but accustom yourselves to do good if people do good, and not to do wrong if they do evil.” Al-Tirmithi said about this Hadeeth: it is Hasan Ghareeb (i.e. it is an authentic good Hadeeth that is strange to come from this chain of narration).
This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page.
Well, it seems that Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, affirms that Barack Obama is not a Muslim. She’s signs her October 22 letter of support for his policies on Israel-Palestine – “Your Sister in Christ.”
Sister in Christ – rather than brother – is an advance. In theory. But progress isn’t always what we think it is. Bishop Eaton is a cautious guardian of the patriarchal order within her church and it seems in Israel-Palestine, too read more at: /mondoweiss
Karen Armstrong talked about her book Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time, published by Harper Collins in the Eminent Lives series. She described Muhammad, the prophet and founder of Islam, as a respectful man who …